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Cellphone on duty lands official in hot water

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 16 March 2018  -  194 Views  -  0 Comments
The Department of Home Affairs confirmed in a written respond to a media enquiry by Dumelang News that it has taken steps on an official whose video clip was sent to the publication depicting her seemingly preoccupied with her cellular phone while at work. Spokesperson, Thabo Mokgola told Dumelang... Read Article

Mashinini sends condolences to bereaved families

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 16 March 2018  -  78 Views  -  0 Comments
MEC of Police, Roads and Transport, extended his deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and also extended a wish for a speedy recovery to the injured. This came after last week’s courier vehicle lost control on the Deneysville-Jim Fouche road and drove over three road workers while... Read Article

Family farm reinstated to Peterson family

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 16 March 2018  -  55 Views  -  0 Comments
...Estimated 405 people from 182 households are benefiting from land restitution...DA says expropriation of land without compensation is “state-sanctioned theft”...Rights of those seeking and those stand to lose it, should be considered - Madonsela Estimated 405 people from 182 households benefited... Read Article

Economy build-up drive motivates youth

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 16 March 2018  -  43 Views  -  0 Comments
Following his first achievement as one of the Free State’s top five winners during the provincial treasury’s Grade 12 budget Essay Competition this year, Lebohang Keleku is now more adamant than ever to own a business.The 17-year-old grade12 learner from the Popano Secondary School in Botshabelo... Read Article

Art is Lerato’s way of life

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 16 March 2018  -  127 Views  -  0 Comments
He was only eight years old when he discovered that he has a talent as an artist. Today, Lerato Moloi who hails from Bolata in Qwaqwa is a force to be reckoned with.In an interview with the People's Paper, the twenty nine year old “Shuft”, as he is known in his area said he wants to break the... Read Article

Q&A with MEC Elzabe Rockman

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 16 March 2018  -  99 Views  -  0 Comments
Free State MEC for finance Elzabe Rockman tabled her 5th provincial budget since 2013, on Wednesday. Dumelang News caught up with her in Xhariep after the budget speech. Free State MEC for Finance, Elzabe Rockman has, on Wednesday, tabled her fifth provincial budget since 2013. Dumelang Media... Read Article

Mom seeks justice over beating of her son

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 16 March 2018  -  111 Views  -  0 Comments
A furious mother of a ten year-old boy from Tshomarelo Primary School in Tokologo Local Municipality, Lejweleputswa District, is still seeking justice for her son after he was allegedly beaten on the face with an electric wire pipe cover. The concerned parent, Nomvula Tweze who is the mother of... Read Article

Ntombela ascends...

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 16 March 2018  -  64 Views  -  0 Comments
The Deputy President of the African National Congress Women’s League and MEC of COGTA, Sisi Ntombela was announced on Wednesday as premier-elect to fill the shoes of outgoing Premier. The much anticipated announcement was made by the Secretary General of the ANC, Ace Magashule in a media briefing... Read Article

Indentured …again!

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 15 March 2018  -  75 Views  -  0 Comments
Former ANN7 editor, Rajesh Sundaram, says he resigned from the post years ago due to illegal labour practices and undue political interference in editorial  decisions according to a skype call interview with the SABC.Sundaram’s explosive new book claims that former President Jacob Zuma was directly... Read Article

Forensic investigator does the unthinkable

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 14 March 2018  -  125 Views  -  0 Comments
Pupils of AB Xuma Primary School, who were victims of an alleged sexual assault by a scholar patroller last year, have endured yet another alleged assault at the hands of the forensic investigator tasked with their case. “We are dismayed, saddened and disappointed that the two pupils were also... Read Article

Engineering student uncertain of voting

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 13 March 2018  -  171 Views  -  0 Comments
Kelebogile Moahludi, 19 year old from Batho location in Bloemfontein is among millions of eligible South African voters expected to have visited voting stations over the weekend to register their names for next year’s elections. However, Moahludi’s uncertainty to wake up in the morning of the... Read Article

Sentencing expected for convicted Frederiksen

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 13 March 2018  -  101 Views  -  0 Comments
Peter Frederiksen, the man who was accused and convicted on most of the 38 charges he faced in the Bloemfontein High Court on November 06 last year, is expected to be sentenced today.The Danish citizen and former Bloemfontein gun dealer was found guilty by Judge Johann Daffue on a charge of rape,... Read Article
The Fika Patso dam in Qwaqwa is doing very well in terms of water increase. PHOTO supplied

Much needed rains for Eastern FS

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 March 2018  -  144 Views  -  0 Comments
The Maluti mountains in QwaQwa has seen a lot of rain in the past week, something that has brought some hope to residents who have been yearning for the precious waters for some time now. Also this was a relief to some of villagers who were still struggling to get water and had to depend on the... Read Article

Public opinion

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 March 2018  -  100 Views  -  0 Comments
The recent outbreak of Listeriosis has caused both consumers and retailers to fall into panic, acting quickly to get rid of all foods that may contain the deadly bacterium that has already claimed the lives of 180 people. However, the recall of all ready-to-eat food products announced on Sunday has... Read Article
The Executive Mayor of Ngwathe Local Municipality Cllr Joey Mochela with MMC Cllr Mofokeng, Cllr Gobidolo Director Thobela of Technical Services flanked by residents of Tokoloho section in Tumahole. PHOTO supplied

Ngwathe upgrades sewer system

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 March 2018  -  116 Views  -  0 Comments
The Executive Mayor of Ngwathe Local Municipality, Councillor Joey Mochela, has officially handed over a sewer line project to residents of Tumahole in Parys.  The upgrading of Tumahole Bulk Outfall Sewer Line project includes the installation of new sewer infrastructure, extension and... Read Article

Bloemwater CEO not off the hook yet

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 March 2018  -  194 Views  -  0 Comments
Bloem Water CEO, Limakatso Moorosi appeared briefly at the Bloemfontein Magistrate Court last Friday, March 02, on charges of corruption, money laundering and fraud alongside her co-accused MEC for Sports, Arts and Culture Mathabo Leeto.  The case has been postponed for trial in the Free State High... Read Article

Thirteen years for murder

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 March 2018  -  167 Views  -  0 Comments
The Bloemfontein High Court handed down a thirteen year sentence to murder accused Godfrey Maphaboli on Wednesday. This came after a lengthy trial of Maphaboli after he allegedly murdered his wife, Thulani Gqamane in November 2015 and burnt her body with three tyres. NPA Spokeperson, Phaladi... Read Article
Douglas street in Bloemfontein remain wet and stinking with urine on the sidewalk. PHOTO dumelangmedia

Commuters choke up over Douglas Street urine stench

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 March 2018  -  62 Views  -  0 Comments
On a daily basis, it is one of the Bloem’s most busiest streets and also the most in hygienic one   with terrible smell emitting from urine on the sidewalk.Douglas Street in Bloemfontein’s Central Business District (CBD) near Motheo FET College has – for years – is known by the entire community... Read Article
Finalists that will be competing at this year's beauty pageant. PHOTO Dumelang Media

Miss Plus Size Is Me finals at Civic theatre

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 March 2018  -  264 Views  -  0 Comments
MANGUNG-Miss South Africa Plus World Pageant was officially launched at Emaplankeni Lounge in Rocklands location,it was a spectacular evening with live entertainment where the beautiful entrants of this competition didn't disappoint as they were looking radiant.The beauty pageant is the annual... Read Article

Listeriosis outbreak

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 09 March 2018  -  70 Views  -  0 Comments
As a precautionary measure, however, the government has issued a recall notice for all polony products from the Wolwehoek facility.”  The company has further advised consumers to return to retailers for a full refund even without a till slip its been reported. “The recall concerns polony, not... Read Article